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Server SANs: The Dark Side
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
The new technology promises compelling benefits, but mixing and matching storage hardware and software can backfire, as one IT pro found out when his VMware VSAN failed.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Guide To Server Virtualization
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud SiteEducation
New to server virtualization or need a refresher course? This overview explains the technology that has changed the lives of IT admins and CFOs.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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New CPU Architectures Promise Performance Boost
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Intel and others are developing chip structures that aim to unlock memory bottlenecks and improve interconnect capabilities.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Fall IT Events: On The Road Again With 10 Top Picks
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site
Fall IT conferences and trade shows are right around the corner. Browse these events focused on networking, cloud, data centers, and storage, and start planning for a fantastic fall.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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3 Signs You're Overspending On Data Storage
John Morris, President and CEO, CleversafeCommentary
If you think public cloud storage is the cheaper way to manage the massive growth in data, think again.
By John Morris President and CEO, Cleversafe,
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Do We Need 25 GbE & 50 GbE?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Efforts to bring 25 GbE and 50 GbE to market are underway. Is there a strong case for these non-IEEE solutions? For cloud service providers, there is.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Cisco NX-OS: Facts & Features
Cisco Press, Publishing AllianceEducation
Learn the basics of NS-OX in this book excerpt on Cisco's operating system for Nexus data center switching.
By Ron Fuller, David Jansen, and Matthew McPherson ,
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Using Flash For The Real-Time Archive
George Crump, President, Storage SwitzerlandCommentary
A new type of archive that requires instantly available data access presents a storage challenge, but TLC NAND provides a solution.
By George Crump President, Storage Switzerland,
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RAID Vs. Erasure Coding
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Erasure coding offers better data protection than RAID, but at a price.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Data Backup: Beyond Band-Aids
Tony Kontzer, News
With the deluge of data, organizations need to focus their data protection efforts on comprehensive data footprint reduction, not just deploying technologies like deduplication.
By Tony Kontzer ,
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Stand-Alone SSD Vendors: A Vanishing Breed
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
With SanDisk's acquisition of Fusion-io, the SSD market continues on a rapid pace of consolidation that doesn't leave much room for stand-alone vendors.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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New Storage Platforms: What's the Difference?
Shahbaz Ali, CEO, TarminCommentary
Find out whether object, software-defined, or data-defined storage is the right platform to support your company's big data analytics initiative.
By Shahbaz Ali CEO, Tarmin,
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Code Spaces: A Lesson In Cloud Backup
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
The SaaS provider is out of business after an AWS security breach, underscoring the need for proper cloud storage backup.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Guide: NVMe Promises Speed, SSD Optimization
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud SiteEducation
An emerging storage interface, NVMe, is ready to ride along with the SSD adoption wave, and maybe give it a little performance boost along the way.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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Overcoming Application Performance Issues
Anthony Hill, Director of IT, Orangefield ColumbusCommentary
Growth at financial-services firm Orangefield Columbus had led to degraded storage performance and reduced service levels. Here's how it tackled the problem.
By Anthony Hill Director of IT, Orangefield Columbus,
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The Evolution Of The All-Flash Array
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Vendors are adding data deduplication and other features to their all-flash arrays, making the storage systems more than just speed demons.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Puppet Labs Teams With Networking & Storage Vendors
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
The IT automation software company and DevOps leader launches a certification program to integrate Puppet Enterprise with networking and storage equipment.
By Marcia Savage ,
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Testing Fuels The NVMe Revolution
David Woolf, Senior Technical Staff, University of New Hampshire InterOperability LaboratoryCommentary
Testing procedures and tools developed at places like UNH's InterOperability Laboratory help technologies like NVMe advance.
By David Woolf Senior Technical Staff, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory,
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Disk Backup Appliances vs. Virtualized Backup Software
George Crump, President, Storage SwitzerlandCommentary
New features in virtualized backup software products expose shortcomings in disk backup appliances.
By George Crump ,
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Switched Networks Vs. Dedicated Links
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Direct links run much faster than traditional switched networks. Using software-defined networking with dedicated links can help in the quest for storage bandwidth.
By Jim O'Reilly ,
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